health

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

By Rebecca Pillar

We’ve all heard the horror stories from parents who have survived a colicky child. There’s a big chance you or I could have been colicky for our parents. We cross our fingers and hope that the ‘colic fairy’ passes by our homes. Did you know that what some people consider a colicky baby could in fact be a real medical condition? What is GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)? » Read more

Food Allergies and Children

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

uts are common allergen among children and they can cause one of the more severe, even life- threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylaxis.    Only about 6 percent of all children have clinically diagnosed food allergies. » Read more

Eczema in Children

By Rebecca Pillar

Eczema is a scary sounding word used to describe skin inflammation -- also known as dermatitis. It is important to understand that eczema is not contagious. Although eczema is most common in children under two -- children, adolescents and some adults do tend to have flare ups. » Read more

Eating Disorders and Moms

By Rebecca Pillar

They say when we become parents, we make lots of sacrifices. One of the most common sacrifices we make, besides losing our freedom, is losing our figures. Sure, there are women out there who gain little weight and bounce right back after child birth, but for the rest of us “weight gain and staying” is a common issue. » Read more

Dry Skin and Eczema Treatment Starts with Balancing pH

By Dr. Lisa Benest

Resolving dry skin may be as simple as balancing your pH, and it’s easy to do. Resolving dry skin and eczema sometimes requires internal and external treatment. Even a really great dry skin care product isn’t going to get great results if an internal condition is working against it. Expecting your skin condition to improve when you’re loading up on junk food and sugar is a good example. » Read more

Cleft Palate

By Rebecca Pillar

In the early stages of fetal development, the tissues on the left and right sides of the lip and palate fuse together. The two lines below the nose and above the lip are from normal fusion. These lines are also referred to as ‘cupids bow.’ In a child born with cleft lip or palate-the normal fusion of tissues did not take place. The lips and the palate sections develop separately. » Read more

Apnea in Children

By JustMommies

Apnea occurs when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer or if she has a pause in breathing accompanied by a drop in heart rate or appears blue in color. It is normal to have pauses in breathing but when a child stops breathing for twenty seconds or longer it can be a life-threatening situation. » Read more

Youth Sports Nutrition Tips

By Paula Schmitt

One of the most common questions parents ask regarding their child’s nutrition during sports is - what is the healthiest thing for my child to eat and drink before playing sports? » Read more

Weight Loss Tips: 7 Ways to Get You Back into Those Skinny Jeans!

By JustMommies

How do you lose weight and keep it off? We reached out to Los Angeles’ own celebrity trainers Jordan Yuam of Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club and Jeff Bomberger for their tips on the most effective way to lose those extra pounds! » Read more

Top Ten Exercise and Training Related Mistakes Of Women Over 35

By Michele Howe

Trainer Maryellen Jordan, owner of Positively Fit, makes the following observations regarding general oversights women over the age of thirty-five make in regard to exercising and training most efficiently. » Read more